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- Character Design Contest ♯122 (Secret Identities) Poll May 23, 2015
- Character Design Contest ♯121 (Fight Club) Winner May 23, 2015
- OCD (Open Critique Day) #27 May 22, 2015
- Character Of The Week: RobM- Beets By Dre May 22, 2015
- Geek Quiz ♯25: Guess Who May 21, 2015
You want to know something insane. This weeks winner hasn’t won a CDC since the first contest of last year! I was sure he’d won one more recently than that. Or maybe I’m just getting muddled because of some of he COTW’s from last year? Either way, this weeks winner is RobM for his Minute Smasher cover. Congrats Rob and well done to everyone else who entered.
How this goes: You post a work of yours, finished or WIP, and then others give you critiques on your work. I do not mind if you post non-HM pictures or piece of writing. Just make sure that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that are copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters.
Also, if you post a work, it is highly recommended that you also give someone else a critique.
STOP PRESS!!! We have a COTW that doesn’t feature either Jeimuzu or Ubiquitous Pixel for once! Shock Horror!
Anyway, being sensible (which is unusual in of its self), the decision as to whom to feature this week came down to a choice between three different pictures from three classic creators. However, I’m not doing a three way COTW because I did eventually decide to go with DiCicatriz and his Worldbreaker. I’m not really sure why, but this one just stood out to me the most when I was trying to decide, so I went with it.
Gallery- Mi Propia Realidad
Face front true believers, this weeks quiz is on “The Man” himself. So make mine Marvel and prepare yourself for a No-Prize if you get questions right. There’s 10 of them, with 15 points to get, so hopefully you’ll get a few (though judging by previous form, I’ve not got my hopes up. Are these quizzes too hard or something?)
Oh and as per usual No putting answers in the comments. ‘Nuff said.
1. What is Stan Lee’s real name? (1)
2. What is the name of Stan Lee’s brother, who also wrote/ drew for Marvel Comics? (1)
Bonus: For which comic did he earn his first credit while working for Marvel (Timely Comics at the time)? (1)
3. Which comic contained Stan Lee’s first published story? [Issue Number included] (1)
Bonus: What was the title of the story? (1)
4. What was the name of Stan Lee’s first superhero co-creation? (1)
Bonus: In which comic series did this character debut? (1)
5. What was the name of Stan Lee’s column in the Bullpen Bulletins magazine? (1)
6. In what year did Stan Lee stop writing comics for Marvel to concentrate on his role as publisher? (1)
7. In which film does Stan Lee make his longest “cameo” appearance? (1)
Bonus: Which was the first film to feature Stan Lee cameoing as himself (1)
8. What was the name of his reality tv show that aired on the Sci-Fi channel in 2006 & 2007? (1)
9. What year was Lee inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall Of Fame? (1)
Bonus: Who else was inducted that year? (1)
10. Which of these characters did Stan Lee never receive a writers credit for in a self-titled comic? (1)
a) Aquaman b) Black Panther c) She-Hulk d) Catwoman
Answers below the jump.
Sorry guys, I was too busy to do it yesterday and by the time I’d finished everything I was too tired to do the post. Can’t do it at the moment because I’m at work and the work guest WiFi is terrible and lags out if you have more than one tab open at a time so that rules out writing the post, looking at a gallery and inserting pictures into the post (and I can’t use employee internet connection because this isn’t work related). So yeah, it’ll be back next week hopefully if this things aren’t as hectic.
In the mean time, why don’t you guys use the comments below to leave suggestions on which galleries we should be visiting in the future.
Ok, let’s see if we can one up last weeks challenge shall we. Your challenge this week is to create a poster for a film of your own creation (don’t worry, you don’t have to make the film for the challenge), like the ones you see for new movie releases outside your local cinema or on bus stops. Now your poster must include the film title, the names of at least two of the starring actors (which you may make up if you so wish) and a release date for the film. You may also want to include a tag line on your poster (a snappy sentence that is used to entice the audience in) but it is not compulsory.
So, that’s the remit, go do it.
As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.